Some of the Most Often asked questions we get at the Online Jewelry Appraisal Center is:
"How do I sell a piece of Antique or Estate Jewelry?"
Frequently people receive a product as a 'Hand ' Down' or 'Bequest' once a person has passed away.
It may or might not be worth something, or the individual 'Just does not enjoy it'… To get more knowledge about jewelry selling you may visit http://www.circajewels.com/sell-jewelry-watches/estate-jewelry/.
What to do?
RULE 1: Take back control.
The Antique Trade, generally speaking, are a Fine and trusting great deal; however there are always the 'Shyster' or 'Fagin' characters on the market.
In cases like this, it's not Buyer Beware, but Seller stinks…
Occasionally the Second-Hand Agents or Pawn Brokers (all of whom possess a fantastic general understanding on Buying and Selling) might not QUITE understand what your specific item is truly worth.
So the very first thing to do is get your product appraised and appreciated by an experienced gemologist (if you can find diamonds included) or a part of the native Values association. You are the neighborhood, TRUSTED Jeweler could be both.
RULE 2: Select your own Market.
Are you in a rush to Money something in?
Have you got enough opportunity to 'Try, Try again…' if something NOT promotes the first time around?
What will be the costs involved?
Auction Houses are a wonderful way to offer your jewelry, however, even the best of these have prices. Figure out BEFORE you market.